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Renée Gokey

Renée Gokey is the Teacher Services coordinator at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian. She is an enrolled member of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma and is also Shawnee, Sac-n-Fox and Myaamia from her paternal Grandparents. In 2000, she graduated magna cum laude from the University of New Mexico in Anthropology and Native American Studies, where she also began studying and performing flamenco dancing. She received a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction (Transformative Teaching) from George Mason University in 2018. She has been working with
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Maryam Asenuga

Maryam Asenuga is an undergraduate senior at Duke University, where she created the nation's first undergraduate Pride Invitational for prospective LGBTQIA+ students. Maryam is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Public Policy and Arabic. She is interested in policymaking and implementation and activism. In her free time, Maryam mentors and teaches refugee youth in mathematics and science and aids in their transition to American culture.
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Rodney Trice

Dr. Rodney Trice is an educator with 20 years of experience as a high school teacher, principal, and central office administrator. He holds a bachelor's degree in biology from Morehouse College and a master's degree in educational leadership from the University of Detroit Mercy. Dr. Trice earned his doctorate in 2005 in educational leadership from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has a passion for advancing equity leadership as a means to interrupt unjust educational systems and structures. Dr. Trice is currently the assistant superintendent for equity affairs for Wake
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Talla Cisse

Talla Cisse is an educator and graduate student in Wilmington, Delaware, and a 2019 Lee Summer Fellow at Teaching Tolerance. Talla taught American history as a founding teacher for Apex Collegiate Academy in Baton Rouge. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in policy at the University of Delaware. In his free time, Talla works with the Delaware Youth Advocacy Council students to develop a deep understanding of the landscape of education policy and the advocacy process.
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Janice Cohn

Janice Cohn is a psychotherapist and writer. She is the author of The Christmas Menorahs: How a Town Fought Hate (Whitman, 1995), which recounts the true story of events that took place in Billings, Montana, during the 1993 holiday season. For information about her professional background, visit www.drjanicecohn.com .
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Marilyn Vogel

Marilyn Vogel, Ph.D. is a science educator and course designer at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. She enjoys reading science philosophy, playing various fretted musical instruments, and studying ballet. Her writing on science, education, and the environment appears sporadically on academic and non-academic platforms. She has recently matriculated in an environmental chaplaincy training program offered through the Sati Center for Buddhist studies.
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Holly Lebowitz Rossi

Holly Lebowitz Rossi is a freelance writer and editor who has covered religion, health and yoga for more than two decades. She is co-author of the forthcoming book The Yoga Effect: A Proven Practice for Depression and Anxiety . She lives in Arlington, Massachusetts, with her husband and 8-year-old son.
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Sarah-SoonLing Blackburn

Sarah-SoonLing Blackburn is a professional development trainer with Teaching Tolerance. Sarah has experience teaching at both the secondary and elementary levels and in 2011 was named Teacher of the Year at Lakeside Upper Elementary School in Lake Village, Arkansas. As a teacher educator, her areas of focus have included classroom culture, learning environments, and diversity, equity and inclusiveness. Sarah has an MA in Social Justice and Education from University College London’s Institute of Education and is currently working towards an EdD with Johns Hopkins University. She is based out of
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Jonathan Tobin

Jon Tobin is a Teaching and Learning Specialist at Teaching Tolerance. Before joining TT, he taught English Language Arts, Social Studies, Global Issues, and Creative Writing in every grade from 5 through 12.
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Michelle Kantrow

Michelle Kantrow-Vázquez is a journalist with 25 years of experience. She is the founder and editor of News is my Business, an online business site based in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She is also a freelance translator. Michelle Kantrow-Vázquez es una periodista con 25 años de experiencia. Ella es la fundadora y editora de News is my Business, un sitio de negocios en línea con sede en San Juan, Puerto Rico. También es traductora independiente.